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Rollins faces PLP committee

EMBATTLED Ft Charlotte MP Dr Andre Rollins appeared before a Progressive Liberal Party disciplinary committee last night, accompanied by lawyer and former PLP Chairman Raynard Rigby.

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UPDATED: Swimmer's record challenge

ARMED with only goggles, a swim cap and swim suit, Chloe McCardel yesterday morning set out on her world record-breaking attempt to swim the 80 miles from the southern tip of Eleuthera to New Providence.

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Two held after $1 drugs find

TWO men are in custody after police caught them yesterday with more than 1,000lbs of marijuana worth an estimated street value of $1m.

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Auditor says hospital is trying to discredit him

ACCOUNTANT John Bain yesterday dismissed the Public Hospital Authority and Bahamas National Drug Agency’s attempts to “discredit” his firm’s forensic audit of PHA’s supply of pharmaceutical drugs and medical supplies, accusing officials of raising a red herring and “attacking the messenger.”

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Bell: Repeat offenders may be to blame for rise in rapes

STATE Minister of National Security Keith Bell yesterday said investigations into recent rapes reveal there is “a very strong possibility” that repeat sexual offenders are to blame for the spate of rapes in New Providence.

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COB STUDY: 58% of boys believe men should discipline their female partners

FIFTY-eight per cent of high school boys and 37 per cent of high school girls participating in a recent academic survey believe men should discipline their female partners, according to a new College of the Bahamas study.

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Prime Minister meets Ebola taskforce

A TASK force on the deadly Ebola virus, comprised of several government ministers and key personnel from various government departments, met yesterday at the Office of the Prime Minister, the government said.

$358m penalty for fraud with Bahamas 'alter ego'

A US judge has imposed a $358 million fine on the perpetrators of an alleged multinational fraud that he found employed a BISX-listed firm’s subsidiary as its “alter ego”.

Call to stop dredging plan for Coral Harbour

AN ENVIRONMENTAL activist branded the Christie administration’s plans for the Sandy Bottom Project, which will dredge the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s harbour to accommodate large vessels, as “disrespectful and absolutely disgusting.”

Commission targets repeal of Financial Provider Act

The Securities Commission is aiming to kickstart the process for drafting a replacement to the Financial and Corporate Services Providers (FCSP) Act before year-end, admitting it will be “challenged” to regulate so-called ‘cash for gold’ outlets.